4 Signs Your Asphalt Surface Needs Replacing

4 Signs Your Asphalt Surface Needs Replacing Grand Rapids Asphalt Paving

Are you tired of dealing with the cracks and potholes in your parking lot or driveway?

At A1 Asphalt, our maintenance and repair services can help your asphalt surface last approximately 20 years!

However, even with the best maintenance, nothing lasts forever. The lifespan of your paved surface can be shortened by harsh freeze-thaw cycles, UV rays, and heavy traffic.

When you find that your paved surface needs a makeover, don’t hesitate to give our Grand Rapids office a call! For your convenience, we have compiled a list of symptoms you should look for in your asphalt surface to determine if it needs replacing.

Alligator Cracks

Is your paved surface beginning to resemble the hide of an alligator? Take a closer look at the pattern of cracks on the surface of your parking lot or driveway. If the cracks look like a series of scales, you may want to consider asphalt replacement. Whether the alligator cracks are present in a certain area or are a widespread problem in your paved surface, it shouldn’t be ignored. We can help you determine if repaving is the right decision.


Minor potholes can be fixed through our asphalt repair and maintenance services. However, when a pothole grows, or your paved surface has multiple potholes, you may want to consider our asphalt repaving service. Large potholes can be dangerous because they can damage the vehicles that drive over them or even cause personal injury to your clients or family members. To avoid the legal mess of having an accident in your parking lot, you may want to call A1 Asphalt to see how our repaving service can help your parking lot look and function at its best.

Problems with Drainage

Drainage problems can occur when significant cracks in the pavement allow water to seep beneath the surface. When water becomes trapped within your pavement, it can further exacerbate problems with freeze-thaw cycles. Drainage issues with your parking lot or driveway can also cause water to pool around buildings or collect in giant puddles. This standing water can cause permanent water damage if not corrected through our asphalt repair or replacement services, depending on its severity.

Faded Pavement

Over time, the sun’s UV rays will cause your pavement to fade from black into gray. While a gray pavement may seem like more of a cosmetic issue, it can also be a sign that your asphalt surface is weakening. If you notice your pavement has significantly lost its color over the years, it may be time to consider asphalt replacement from A1 Asphalt.

If your pavement needs replacing, it may exhibit one or all of these symptoms. If you are unsure about whether or not repaving is necessary, feel free to call our Grand Rapids office at (800) 871-4401. At A1 Asphalt, we pride ourselves on improving the appearance and function of any paved surface. We provide asphalt replacement services to Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo and all of West Michigan!